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Hutchinson woman pleads no contest in boyfriend’s death

December 30, 2010

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— A Hutchinson woman pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of her boyfriend.

Forty-five-year-old Valerie Gonzalez was scheduled to go on trial for first-degree murder on Monday. Prosecutors say she stabbed 67-year-old Eugene Lewis to death with a screwdriver in January 2007.

The Hutchinson News reports that Gonzalez entered her plea Tuesday to second-degree murder. She will be sentenced Jan. 28. Prosecutors say they will recommend a 10-year prison sentence.

Lewis’ body was found Jan. 4, 2007, near a used car lot in Hutchinson.

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